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Corneal epithelial ingrowth after Presbia inlay insertion: a case report

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Refractive

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 3

First Author: : A.Plaka GREECE

Co Author(s): :    N. Tsakalis   C. Skatharoudi   A. Pallikaris   I. Aranjelovic   C. Siganos           

Abstract Details


To present a case of corneal epithelial ingrowth noticed five years after Presbia inlay insertion for presbyopia treatment


University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Male patient 48 y.o referred to our hospital complaining about irritation and pain in his right eye. He had a history of Presbia insertion 5 years ago in that eye. An infiltration – like lesion was obvious with a small defect over it. Corneal scraping was performed and the patient was treated with topical antibiotics and tears. Cultures were negative for infection, the defect cured but the infiltration was stable. Confocal microscopy was also negative for infection but revealed an epithelial ingrowth possibly associated with the previous inlay surgery. The ingrowth was surgically washed through the old insertion port.


The patient is stable 1 year later with no sign of recurrence.


To our knowledge this is the first case report that presents an epithelial ingrowth after Presbia inlay insertion. This compication can be safely treated with minimal invasion.

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